Travel Planning

Area Information / Travel Planning

Puerto Plata, the largest city on the Dominican Republic’s (DR) North Coast, is seen as a shining star for the country’s tourism industry. With the largest number of attractively-priced hotel rooms in the north, championship designer golf courses, shopping, casinos, night life, rejuvenated local beaches and other new developments planned, Puerto Plata is creating a reputation as one of the Caribbean’s most popular emerging tourist destinations in the DR attracting international travelers, sports champions and celebrities alike. Blessed with stretches of pristine beaches, breathtaking countryside, friendly people, diverse culture, raw nature and luxury, Puerto Plata is great for those travelers seeking a vacation out of the ordinary. In 1492, Christopher Columbus described the region as “the fairest land under heaven.” Over 500 years later, visitors continue to be captivated by the non-stop unspoiled natural beauty. Just 800 miles south of Florida, Puerto Plata offers travelers rare and preserved beauty with daily flights from Miami, New York, Atlanta and Puerto Rico. Also, weekly charters from dozens of Canadian and European cities make traveling to and from Puerto Plata easier than ever. In addition, Puerto Plata’s centrally located Gregorio Luperón International Airport is less than 20 minutes away from the majority of the area’s hotels making the trip home a breeze.

Where We Are:

Lóase Resort is located in the gated community of Costambar, just outside the city of Puerto Plata. Costambar is a short 30 minute cab ride from the International Airport of Puerto Plata and 90 minutes from the International Airport at Santiago.

Travel Tips:

As of January, visitors from the United States and Canada require a valid passport to enter the country. Travelers from other countries should contact their local Dominican Embassy to check on entry requirements. All tourists are required to buy a Tourist Card (US $10.00) to enter the Dominican Republic. This card is available for sale at the airport just before you pass through Immigration and must be paid in U.S. Dollars.

Directions from Puerto Plata Airport:

To get to Lóase Resort , turn right as you leave the airport. Follow the highway through Puerto Plata. As you leave Puerto Plata, there is a Texaco gas station on the right hand side. About 3/4 mile down the road, you will come to a stoplight that doesn’t work. There is an abandoned plaza on the right hand side. Turn right here. This will take you into Costambar. Once you are through the gated entrance, keep on the main road. You will pass Jenny’s Supermarket on the right hand side and the Pharmacy on the left hand side. About 300 yards farther on, the road splits. Take the left fork (Avenue Cristobal Colon) , and continue on past Villas Jasmin ( on the right hand side ). A few hundred yards up the road, you will see the entrance to the golf course. Go past this entrance and turn left at the first street. Lóase is located about 200 yards up on the right hand side.

Directions from Santiago:

As you leave Santiago , take the main highway to Navarette/Puerto Plata. At Navarette, the highway forks. Take the road to Puerto Plata. As you get close to Puerto Plata, you will see the entrance to Playa Cofresi on the left hand side. About a mile and a half farther on, you will see an industrial complex on the right hand side and a stoplight that does not work.

Turn left at the stoplight. This will take you into Costambar. Once you are through the gated entrance, keep on the main road. You will pass Jenny’s Supermarket on the right hand side and Pharmacy on the left hand side. About 300 yards farther on, the road splits. Take the left fork (Avenue Cristobal Colon) and continue past Villas Jasmin ( on the right hand side ). A few hundred yards up the road you will see he entrance to the golf course. Go past this entrance and turn left at the first street. Lóase is located about 200 yards up the road on the right hand side .

Your travel arrangements:

You can book your flights directly by going to the websites of:

American Airlines – www.aa.com

Continental Airlines – www.continental.com

Delta Airlines – www.delta.com

Jet Blue – www.jetblue.com

Spirit Air – www.spiritair.com

The Airport code for Puerto Plata is POP and the Airport code for Santiago is STI. Puerto Plata is the closest airport.

Santiago is about 1 hour away.

You can also check with your local travel agent for Charter Flights and sell offs.